Rent a Kayak to Explore the Algarve’s Ria Formosa from Faro

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Lands - Turismo na Natureza

Lands – Turismo na Natureza hosts fun and engaging eco-friendly tours in Ria Formosa, all year long!

Led by nature lovers, our small-group tours offer unforgettable experiences in the beautiful Algarve’s Ria Formosa from Faro.

With multiple tours to enjoy one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, there is no better way to experience Ria Formosa than through an eco-tour. Join a smooth and quiet solar-powered boat tour, in the search for the birds and nature of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa or a kayaking adventure to experience the natural beauty of this stunning area. Kayak rental is also possible to head out on a leisurely paddle and take in the beauty of Faro’s Ria Formosa unique habitats on your own time. Walking tours and birdwatching activities in the westernmost part of Ria Formosa also offer memorable outings with local guides who enjoy nature as much as you do.

Since 2003, many guests have joined our eco-friendly tours and activities! Not sure where to begin? Our Ria Formosa Eco-friendly Solar Boat Tour is the most popular one! Join us – we’d love to show you around!


  • 2H 30MHalf/Full Day
  • Max People: 91 People Min Per Booking
  • Marina of Faro

Hire a kayak to explore Ria Formosa. We have available a kayak rental service with departures from Faro to paddle through the Algarve’s famed blue waters in your very own kayak.

Enjoy the unique sensation of kayaking during your holiday in the Algarve.

Gather your family and friends and spend a good time out kayaking along the channels of the Ria Formosa towards the islands and beaches of this amazing Nature Park, elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.

Our Rotomod sit-on-top kayaks are stable, safe, comfortable, and easy to use, making them the perfect way for you to explore the waters of the Algarve. Choose from a full-day, half-day, or 2.5-hour rental period. You don’t need any experience to get the most out of your very own kayaking adventure.


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • French

Price Includes

  • Full-day, half-day, or 2.5-hour kayak hire (depending on option selected)
  • Life vests
  • Paddles

Price Excludes

  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

What to Bring

  • Bring plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration.
  • A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry a small snack, sunglasses, a hat, a good sun cream, and a camera.
  • Comfortable clothing and flat shoes recommended. A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat are useful, especially during the coldest period of the year.
  • A change of clothing can make a difference at the end of your kayak rental.
  • The customer must present identification (e.g. passport or driving license) and leave it on the office as a safety rental warranty. You will need to leave an ID with us for each kayak that is rented.

Kayak Hire

With single and double kayaks available for hire, this is a safe, comfortable, and exciting way to have an adventure in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

To make your adventure more comfortable, we have also kayaking accessories available for hire:


To make your kayak trip, even more comfortable.
Additional cost of 8,00 € / backrest

Waterproof barrels

So you can bring everything you need and keep it dry.
Additional cost of 10 € / waterproof barrel

Price per Kayak for 2.5-Hours: 35,00 €
Price per Kayak for Half-day (4-Hours): 40,00 €
Price per Kayak for Full-day (8-Hours): 50,00 €
Minimum number of participants per kayak: 1 
Maximum number of participants per kayak: 2


  • Not suitable for non-swimmers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Safety comes first, always wear your safety vest while you’re kayaking.
  • To make the most of your experience, before the start of your kayak rental ask our team for a map and information about the weather forecast, the itineraries, and recommended routes according to the weather conditions, navigation, tides, winds, and currents.
  • Rentals are subject to its own terms conditions.
  • The customer must present identification (e.g. passport or driving license) and leave it on the office as a safety rental warranty. You will need to leave an ID with us for each kayak that is rented.
  • The pick-up and delivery of the rented equipment should be performed in the same location.
  • All equipment available for hire is subject to regular maintenance and cleaning.
  • Technique assistance (or other) to problems that may come forth during the period of rental is not included in the amount paid.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Safety comes first, please follow the instructions and recommendations of your skipper, especially those relating to safety issues.
  • This is an activity subject to weather conditions. The decision to leave or return earlier than expected, due to unexpected weather conditions, is sole to the skipper.
  • The schedules of departures and arrivals, the duration, and itineraries of the activities are subject to change without previous notice due to security determined by the weather conditions, tides, and/or other circumstances beyond our control.